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Skimmia Japonica Rubella | Japanese Skimmia - 70-80cm, 15lt

Skimmia Japonica Rubella | Japanese Skimmia - 70-80cm, 15lt

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Skimmia Japonica ‘Rubella’ is a small, compact, bushy, evergreen shrub with aromatic, elliptic, dark green leaves, terminal panicles of dark red flower buds in autumn and winter, and fragrant, white flowers opening in spring. It’s a male, non-fruiting skimmia. A male variety is needed for female skimmias to provide berries. Skimmia Japonica ‘Rubella’ grows best in moderately fertile, chalky or loamy, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils. It thrives in partial shade. In full sun, its leaves may yellow and scorch. It is resistant to frost, but needs to be sheltered from harsh winter winds. Tolerant of urban pollution. Generally, pest-free and disease-free. Low maintenance plant, doesn’t require pruning. Skimmia 'Rubella' is a lovely, decorative small shrub suitable for informal, cottage, urban, and wildlife gardens. Ideal for growing in containers. Excellent for shrub borders, banks and slopes, or foundation plantings. Good for informal, low hedges and screens.
  • Common Name

    Skimmia 'Rubella'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Native To

    garden origin

  • Flower

    fragrant, white flowers

  • Foliage

    aromatic, elliptic, dark green leaves

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


North–facing or West–facing or East–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid, neutral, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained

Growing Period




all year



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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